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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Remember Him?


Meet Tod. You may remember him from a previous post when we rescued him from the mean streets of fresh abandonment where Mom found him wondering. She thought he was a puppy who would grow to be a big boy. Turns out, he has a serious case of perma-puppy. There is some short stock in him that makes him look like a mini-Pointer/Lab.

Tod, or Todderson McTater-Tot, as he is known in some circles, is now the cherished child of our friend Carly, who opened her door to the loving 吉林快三遗漏 he deserves. He recently had his male "brain surgery," a.k.a snip-snip. Hope he's feeling better soon and can come over for a play date!

How can you resist a face like this? Happy tails.

Best Friends Furever


This oh-so-cute (and kinda kinky) photo of me and my sister mutt Miss Kitty was taken in our living room. Yes, I need to close my legs. But Kitty doesn't seem to mind. Why shop when you can adopt this kind of cuteness? We're two former pound puppies in a pod.

Candy Lou loves you!

It's a Beautiful Day in Downtown Macon



Our arctic temps seem to be a thing of the past and you can practically smell spring just around the corner. Check out this super cool shot of downtown Macon's Poplar Avenue, taken just yesterday by photographer Ingrid Lyndon.

Turn on the Tap for a Good Cause

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In addition to showing support for Jamie, Waterhead will also be raising awareness. A booth will be set up inside to have your cheek swabbed and sign up for the bone marrow registry.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advanced tickets are on sale via the Cox Capitol Theatre .

Waterhead is more than just a rock reunion. It's music, food and friendship worlds coming together to help their brother out.

Come Down to the Crossroads

to have this kind of opportunity in their backyards.

Thanks to a grant, the Crossroads Writers Conference and Literary Festival will take over the Mercer University campus and College吉林快三遗漏 Hill community this weekend.

Visit Crossroad's fantastic website by clicking for a run-down of writers and events. Mom is very much looking forward to seeing her own favorite writer, Lauretta Hannon, whose book unlocks the hell-raising beauty of being a .

Mom will be moderating Lauretta's reading "The Cracker Queen in her Court" at 10:30 a.m. Mom [a.k.a. Jessica Walden] will also be featured in her own panel on "Selling Yourself with Renegade Marketing" at 2:30 p.m. and will participate on "Alternative Careers for Writers" panel at 4:30 p.m. No, I won't be in attendance . . . Grrr. Mom's just not famous enough yet to carry me around to all the public places (a la Illeana Douglas).

For the complete schedule of all of Crossroad's Activities, click . Get our your pen, paper and running shoes.



Monday, February 22, 2010

Candy's Land Joins Meatless Mondays!

. It's simple. Cut out meat one day a week, traditionally Monday - just as they did during the days of conserving during World War II. The goal is to reduce meat consumption by 15 percent to improve the health and welfare of our greatest temples - our bodies and the earth in which they exist.

As members of the movement, expect to find a meatless recipe here in Candy's Land, every Monday. Tonight, it was stuffed bell peppers. Here you go:

2 large [organic] green bell peppers
tub of fresh salsa
rice
Veggie ground
salt / pepper
Coriander
Cumin
Pepper Jack Cheese

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Cook rice. Heat up the frozen veggie ground by mixing it in a saucepan or skillet with the tub (or jar) of salsa. Mix the rice in the veggie ground and salsa mixture. Quarter each pepper, leaving just the ribs, stem and seeds. Grease pan. Layer pepper slices. Fill with rice, veggie ground and salsa mixture. Season with spices. Layer with cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes for a healthy, cheapie and wise supper.

Happy Birthday Grant's Lounge!

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The party takes place on Wednesday, February 24, starting at 5 p.m. Big Mike and the Booty Papas are jamming. Special guests includes Chris Hicks, Paul Hornsby, Newt Collier, Robert Lee Coleman, Eddie Kirkland and our own Papa Alan Walden. Proceeds benefit the Big House Museum and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

See all you baby boomers and babes who came from them at Grant's Lounge, this Wednesday.

(photo by the incomparable Ken Krakow.)

Lights, Cameras and Plenty of Action


Mom is moping and Shuga D is dragging his tail. MaGa came. They saw. And now they are worn slap out, yet sad to see it go. This year's MaGa only proved that it keeps going up a notch. So, what were Mom's highlights?

Was it driving to the airport with Bright Blue and Texas T to pick up actor, special guest and downright swell Maconite Jack McBrayer? Was it the fact Shuga hauled their bikes downtown so they could pedal in between the Douglass and Cox Capitol Theatres? Was it the moment the lights went down and the audience cheered, clapped and whistled during the College吉林快三遗漏 Hill Corridor video trailer? Or was it the indie films, visiting filmmakers, friendly after-parties, bustling downtown restaurants and dedicated friends who work hard to make this festival possible? Or was it just our 吉林快三遗漏town of Macon, whose community now lays claim to an artistic, happening, international film festival?

Who knows . . . but if we learned one thing this weekend, unicorns do exist every now and then.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MaGa Makes You Happy (Ain't that Right, Shuga?)

for the schedule of events. And I'll be here doing my best to keep you in the loop of Mom's MaGa picks and adventures over the course of the next four days . . . pending the Magatinis don't get in the way.


Have You Seen It?

Mom's 9 to 5, the , has been abuzz over their new promotional video that made its debut last week at Macon's Downtown Rotary Club. As director of communications, Mom put the video together with gal pals, partners in crime and motion picture extraordinaries Texas T (producer Tabitha Walker) and Bright Blue (editor Stephanie Shadden). The response their little creative crew has received since the video went live has been just what they all needed to re-charge their artistic, community-driven energy. Even the Macon Telegraph's Harold Goodridge gave it a shout-out in Saturday's Business section, saying, "They're doing it in the College吉林快三遗漏 Hill Corridor."

Here is the full video promo in all its eight-minute glory. Stick around to the last minute and 20 seconds when you recognize some of our favorite community faces, who are the true stars of the show:




Monday, February 8, 2010

Spend a Sunday with Your Sweetie . . .


Or just you and all your single ladies, friends with benefits and/or bro-hams. Mom and the College吉林快三遗漏 Hill crew are at it again. This time Second Sunday is going to have a Valentine's twist, considering it falls on cupid's (and Hallmark's) favorite calendar day.

Second Sunday Brunch starts at noon and will feature the reunion of Mark Brooker with the Soul Proprietors. Mark, one of Mom's favorite peeps, who she has mentioned here before, is coming back from Long Beach, California just for this Second Sunday performance. The event is free. Bring a picnic or buy one on site. The event will most likely be held in the Armory Ballroom, but in case of a warm snap, we'll be in Washington Park.

Then, that same day, when the sun starts to set, College吉林快三遗漏 Hill will host a free movie screening of "Dirty Dancing" at the Armory Ballroom, followed by an encore set from Mark before we ship the Crooner back to Cali. Same set up as Second Sunday - decorate your table and get there early because College吉林快三遗漏 Hill has a special, ultra-cute sippy gift for all of the early lovebirds.

Don't forget, both events are free. How's that for a cheap and easy date?

If you want to know more, shoot Mom an email at jessica@吉林快三遗漏collegehillmacon.com. Tell her Candy sent you.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cute Candy

Here's a little video . . . just because.

View from the Top

new emergency helipad that will soon open at Central Georgia's only Level One Trauma Center. The height made her a little weak in the knees, but the spectacular view of our fair city of Macon was well worth it.

The Best Parting Gift

and a bottle of Andre in honor of the infamous Monthlies' Wiener Roast and Cheap Champagne Toast of 2009 that was held at our former 吉林快三遗漏.

You know you're from Macon when you and Nu-way have gone a long way together. Thanks, Lil' Miss Bibb, for the cheap and greasy gift with a whole lot of sentimental value. Candy Lou loves you!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Brother and Sister Mutt!





Here's the story of a dog-lovin' lady,
Who had two little cute pooches of her own.
There were the three of them, in it together,
re-building their lives in their new 吉林快三遗漏.

Here's the story, of a man we call Shuga,
Who was a single dad to very two loving mutts,
They all had hearts of gold and a good life,
They just needed a lady's touch.

Finally, the lady agreed to go out with this fella
And they knew it was much more than a hunch,
That this group would somehow form a furry family.
That's the way we all became the Bow-Wow Bunch.

The Bow-Wow Bunch,
The Bow-Wow Bunch,
That's the way we all became the Bow-Wow Bunch!

Happy Birthday to Tybee and Bowen! Candy Lou (and Kitty too) LOVES You!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

How Lucky We Are

It's First Friday in downtown Macon, and we've got not just one but two acts taking the stage of downtown Macon that are guaranteed to make you shake your thang.

Blues extraordinaire Eddie Kirkland puts on an encore with the Mobile Slim Band. They'll get the show going at 8 p.m. at the historic Douglass Theatre.

After Eddie, Barry and the Slims make Macon music magic happen on the soulful stage (the same one that Otis Redding once shook), turn the corner, head to the Hummingbird and experience an act that the live music capital of the world has named one of their best bands.

T-Bird and the Breaks are back from Austin. And if you've haven't taken a ride in the "Two-Tone Cadillac," now is the time to buckle your seat belt.

How lucky we are to live in Macon, Georgia - where you can turn a corner and experience the best of two music worlds . . . on one happening Friday night.



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(Video by Candy's Land own Bright Blue!)

Did You Miss Us?

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Pictured is the "" on the scene of what may soon be her future 吉林快三遗漏 on the range. The West is lucky to have won her heart. Photo credit, high-five and a belated birthday to Cowboy Patrick.